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Staff Writer Julia Tolda attended “The Fifth Annual Alumni Poetry Reading”, the event’s first-ever online edition. She writes about the breathtaking experience below. (Content warnings: death, suicide.) 

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As I entered Barnard’s Sulzberger Parlor I had three consecutive thoughts: this room is pretty, I’m tired, and I look and feel like a drowned rat. Underneath all this, I was excited, I love poetry, but it was a dismal Thursday night, I’d had classes all day, and there are midterms that I still have […]

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Last night, new Guest Writer Gabriella Phillip attended the most recent Women Poets at Barnard reading, featuring Lynn Emanuel and Patricia Spears Jones. The two poets both read and discussed a diverse selection of their original poetry. Lynn Emanuel, who currently teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, started the evening by reading a few of […]

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Bernadette Mayer is a stream-of-consciousness poet and writer from Brooklyn. Last night, she came to speak at Columbia for “A Reading and Conversation with Bernadette Mayer,” sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities. Bwog sent Daily Editor and poetry enthusiast Lila Etter to listen. Not only has Bernadette Mayer written over 27 collections of poetry; she […]

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Republican Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz may hold some inhumane opinions, but he did attempt to help his half sister who was addicted to painkillers. (NY Times) At the New York International Automobile Show currently happening on Manhattan, Jaguar revealed plans for a remake of the 1950’s XKSS. (Wall Street Journal) Evidence shows that Shakespeare’s skull […]

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We sent poetry-loving Bwogger Nikki to Pulitzer Prize winner John Ashbery’s reading, where she indulged in complimentary sandwiches and beautiful poetry. Long before the 6:30 door opening, an energetic crowd of writers, poetry enthusiasts, and artists alike began gathering down the hall from Dodge 501. All vying for a seat within the small drawing room […]

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Last night, Barnard Student Life hosted SisterSpit, an event that honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by bringing together renowned slam poets and Barnard and Columbia student poets to celebrate the power of spoken word. We sent Bwogger Betsy Ladyzhets to cover the event, and she managed to pull herself out of a state of […]

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As midterms become a terrible reality for most at this point in the semester, we had staffers Betsy Ladyzhets and Phoebe Newton put together some haikus to help you get through the stress of studying and your woes in Butler. Boy sits in Butler. He can’t remember when he Was not in Butler. Professor stops speaking. Silence […]

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I. Union The hum of brotherhood, ice and cold condensation as though drawing a universe into oneself and collapsing it, the plow and field in ancient memory, and now: lucidity in glass A declaration: “I am the essence of myself, distilled and then diluted.” II. Displacement Unbound, unwound, gripped by a hand (not yet 21) […]

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Whether it’s attending drunken FroSci lectures or showing up to Tunisian talks, Bwog loves to learn in the classroom and beyond. We sent Poetry Professional Briana Bursten to check out Justice Poetry: Readings and Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Messiah. Read about her evening of learning and listening below! A genuine feeling of reverence was evident as individuals from various […]

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This past Wednesday evening from 7-9, Women Poets at Barnard hosted a public reading where the winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize read her poetry. Possible poet Caroline Lee was in attendance. Since 1986, the Barnard Women Poets Prize has been awarded biannually for exceptional books of poetry written by female poets. This year, […]

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PoemComments

Readers have been leaving some poems and lyrics in the comments, and we’ve been compiling some of our own.  Here we make sweet, sweet love  poems from this past week’s comments. Prezbo doesn’t skip leg day doesn’t even go here sequestered in this festering PC prison using their newspapers as toilet paper trigger warning : bwog, jesus […]

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Each month, The Blue and White publishes two pages of poetry! Here is our last Measure for Measure. As you can see, they are very nice poems. However, they are by senior editor Torsten Odland. And while we like publishing his poetry—we have published a poem of his below, after the jump—we would also like […]

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Where Art Thou?

We’ve all been cooped up in our dorms enough over the past few days, and Bwog’s Arts Editor Kyra Bloom has the perfect remedy. Stretch your legs across campus or the city to check out these operas, musicals, comedies, and other arts events. If you have the inside scoop on another cultural happening, email events@bwog.com. Thursday […]

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